Archie Willams High SchoolMountain Bike Team
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Welcome to the online home of the AWMTB Falcons Team

8X California State Champs, 2009 - 2012, 2015-2018 and 10X NorCal High School Mountain Bike League Champs (2004, 2006, 2009 through 2017)

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What's Happening?

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Championships Has Moved to Six Sigma

Norcal says Although we SO wish we could have hosted the NorCal Championship race at Boggs, we have determined that we are going to move the race over to Six Sigma because there were too many people. 

How Will Callups Work?

Champs race call-ups require that registration be closed and the list of participants set. As such the call-ups list will be posted within 24 hours of registration closing – by midnight, May 17.
Specifics about how we calculate the call-ups with all the combined regions, will be posted at the same time.

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What to expect

Rider Readiness

Parent's job 

  • Register for the race with NorCal 

  • Get your bike checked to be sure it is in good running order. 

  • Sign up for food and volunteer spots soon

  • Deliver your rider to the pre-ride and on race morning at 7am with their bike, helmet and jersey.......

  • We will take it from there

Preride is Friday at 3:30 with the team. Meet at the course start line. But if you are late the course will be open until 6 pm when it is cold and probably dark.

 

Sunday rides are weekly. Meet at 9am behind Deer Park School. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and carry food and a bike repair kit. See calendar for ride locations and links to what to bring.

 

Weekday (Tues/Thur) rides will start on March 8th when it stays lighter in the afternoon. Rides will start after school (about 4:15pm) from Deer Park School. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Pelo (indoor but actually outdoor training)  Classes will be weekly on Mondays at 4:30pm at Body Kinetics (1800 Second Street, San Rafael). Alan is ULTRA safety conscious and is holding all Pelo classes outside. Cost per class is $10, which will be collected at the end of the season. You must reserve a seat ahead of time – stay tuned for the weekly email for sign ups.

Race schedule and lodging – the race schedule and details can be found on the

     NorCal League website  and camping pool is here - 

  • Race 1 – Exchequer Mountain Bike Park – Feb 27

  • Race 2 – Six Sigma, Lower Lake – March 13

  • Race 3 – Granite Bay– April 16

  • Race 4 – Six Sigma, Lower Lake – April 30

  • Race 5 – Six Sigma, Lower Lake – May 21

  • Former coach/current team parent, Laura Childress, put together this list of accommodations at the race locations. Book ASAP!

WHY?

WHY?

WHY?

ONE TIME WAIVERS

In case you are unsure how much fun it is.

https://www.nationalmtb.org/agreement-to-participate-and-release-of-liability-form/

WHY?

Why haven't you signed up yet?
TIME IS RUNNING OUT 1/23 is it! 

Riders will not be able to attend events until ALL of their paperwork is returned.

1.  Sign up here so we know how to contact you

2.  MTB Participation Clearance Form - New Tam District Requirement for 2021-22** 

  • Download and complete this form and have your physician complete pages 5-7

  • Return pages 1-5 by uploading here 

3.  Permission, Waivers & Driver Forms

  • Download and complete this form (can be filled and signed electronically  by downloading and opening in Adobe Acrobat Reader) 

  • Return all pages by uploading here

 

4.  Auto Policy Declarations

     (Provided by your insurance company, and are required documents in section #3 above)

  • Submit by uploading policy declaration pages here 

 

5. NICA Registration

  • Once you complete Step 1 above, the parent/guardian will receive an invitation from the coaches to register with NICA. NICA is the governing body for high school mountain biking and our local league (NorCal). As part of registration, you will be required to sign up for races. We recommend that you sign up for all of the available races.

6. Kits:

  • Ording time has passed.  Please contact the team director for help.

7. Dues:

  • Team dues of $350 were due by December 15. Please pay via PayPal (select” @AWMTBDues” as the recipient and make sure to choose “friends and family” which eliminates PayPal fees charged to the team. See here to pay by check or find more details on dues.

8. Scholarships:

  • Need-based scholarships are available to help with dues and other team expenses. Apply for a team scholarship here Deadline was December 7. More information can be found here.

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If you enjoy that old school experience and supporting the USPS you can mail your forms to

AW MTB, PO Box 495, San Anselmo, CA 94979

If you have any questions please do not hessitate to contact our director or coaches. 

awmtbdirector@gmail.com  or awmtbcoaches@gmail.com

Is My rider good enough to join the AWMTB Bike Team?

YES!

 

The bike team welcomes all folks who love to ride and looks forward to teaching riders to race.

 

How are riders assessed?

At the beginning of each season the team does a time trial ride up Loma Alta in Fairfax. This allows the coaches to assign riders to groups based on their riding ability. Those groups will then ride together for the season.

 

Can a rider move up in a group?    Yes, with coach permission.

 

Can a rider ride with a group they are not in?  Yes, with coach permission.

 

If I miss the time trial, how do I know what group I am in? 

It is strongly recommended that if you are a new rider, you attend the time trial. If this is not possible you should speak to your coaches for assessment and placement.

 

What are the groups?

Pink – Highest level of performance and endurance

Blue – High level of performance, high endurance

Green – Moderate level of performance and endurance

Purple – Beginner level of performance, moderate endurance.

 

If you still have questions about our system please do not hesitate to ask a coach.

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